PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
When twelve mysterious spacecrafts appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.
The shots inside the university (in class and when she walks through a cafeteria) were filmed at HEC Montréal University, at the Decelles building.
Dr. Louise Banks:
I used to think this was the beginning of your story. Memory is a strange thing. It doesn't work like I thought it did. We are so bound by time, by its order.
Dr. Louise Banks: Okay. Okay. Come back to me. Come back to me. Come back to me.
Dr. Louise Banks: Stick 'em up! Are you the ...
Louise is told to translate some overheard Mandarin and is momentarily confused at hearing the Mandarin word for "suits" before realizing that it is a reference to Mahjong. In actual Mandarin, the word for "suit" that refers to clothing and the word for "suit" that refers to a classification of cards in a card game are not the same word. If the speakers had really been using the word "suit" in the card-game sense, Louise might have initially translated it as "flower-color" and been confused, but the only way she could have translated it initially as "suit" would be if she already knew of the card-game meaning.
Denis Villeneuve's daughter, Salomé Villeneuve, is listed as "Hazmat Suit Specialist".
English, Russian, Mandarin
$24,000,000 (USA) (11 November 2016)
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